Over the last four years I have stayed repeatedly at Sandspit Retreat. Although I gave always stayed in their guest cottage Sandspit Retreat also offers a near new three bedroom home on a separate section. In a word, the guest house is magnificent. It is a fully self contained one bedroom cottage overlooking Sandspit and the Metakana estuary. The cottage is fully equipped including a separate games room featuring a climbing wall and an outdoor spar with magnificent views of the estuary. The hosts, Dennis and Sue Anderson, quickly become the brother and sister you always wished you had but never did. They are always friendly and attentive but never intrusive. Although I have never stayed there the three bedroom home was built in 2010 and is complete with an outdoor spa and wonderful views of the estuary. Three bedrooms make it an ideal accommodation for a larger group or family. I will be back in 2012 so book the cottage early or you will have to stand in line behind me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME to Sandspit Retreat, the premiere, totally self contained accommodation, located just 45 minutes North of Auckland. These 3 private and secluded houses are all within 5 to 10 minutes drive to the towns of Matakana and Warkworth, so why not enjoy the added benefit of being right on the waters edge, with unhindered views of the Sandspit inlet,the gateway to Mansion House on Kawau Island and all that it has to offer.*An added attraction, is a beautiful, private, little, beach called Brick Bay, that is often only frequented by locals which is only a few minutes drive from Sandspit Retreat. Make Sandspit Retreat your next choice in Sandspit/Matakana/Warkworth accommodation for that perfect romantic "get away", a place to hold your corporate conference, or simply to have an activity fun-filled time away with your family. Its extensive games room and numerous on site activities, cater for children and adults alike. ... more less